Canada Day 150 Celebrations

Join us in celebrating our country's 150th year of confederation with the following events:

Schedule of Events

8:00am - 10:00am

FREE Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at the FSJ Fire Hall

10:00am

Pre Parade Entertainers (mascots) on 100th Street
(Mascots & performances by the Multicultural Society)

11:00am

PARADE

11:00am– 4:00pm 

Food Vendors & Farmers Market in Centennial Park

11:00am - 3:00pm 

Fort St. John Classic Cruisers Show & Shine (100 St)
 

11:30am - 4:00pm 

Kid`s Zone, Bouncy Castles, Balloon Animals, Walking Circus, Climbing Wall,  Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, Fire Truck Tours, Mascots, Orb Ball Soccer, Sumo Suits Games and more!

12:00pm                 

Mayor`s Kick Off for Canada Day 150 - Opening ceremonies, Mosaic 150 unveiling, Historical Slideshow, Canada 150 Photo Challenge and cupcakes! Bring your lawn chair or a blanket to sit and enjoy.

12:00pm - 4:00pm  

Pie Sale at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum

1:00pm - 4:00pm   

Live music - With performances by: North Winds Community Band, Fort St. John Latin Dance, Last Horse Standing, Columbia Hotel, Meag & Company and Machine Gun Kitty

4:00 - 7:00pm Skateboard/BMX Competition at Rotary Skate Park
Presented by: Victory Skateboards, Ernies and the City of Fort St. John

10:45pm

Fireworks at Surerus Park

10 tips for Canada Day Spectator Success

  1. Be EARLY -  parking lots are limited and fill up fast
  2.  WALK or RIDE - you won’t be able to get a vehicle too close to 100 Street/Centennial Park
  3. Save your spot on the sidewalk - not the road. Bring your lawn chair
  4. Be aware of road closures -  they have changed from last year. You will not be able to go your regular route.
  5. Be patient & polite - people running the barricades are VOLUNTEERS
  6. Obey ALL signs - and orders from traffic control and barricade volunteers
  7. Be sun smart and stay hydrated - Save on Foods will be on site providing FREE water - Bring your sunscreen
  8. If you’re leaving town for the weekend, leave Friday night or EARLY Saturday morning-  Our road closures will affect regular routes as early as 8:00am on Saturday.
  9. Stay informed -  Follow the the City of FSJ Recreation Page (and the Canada Day event page), listen to the radio, call us if you have questions and keep checking the website fortstjohn.ca/Canada-day-celebrations for all the information you need for a successful day
  10.  HAVE FUN! It is a holiday after all!


    (Click image to view full sized parade map)

FIREWORKS - what YOU need to know

  • Annual fireworks show at Surerus Park at 10:45pm
  • Fireworks will be launched form Diamond C. Diamonds A-D will be closed as there will be debris falling in that zone.
  • Please watch the show from diamonds E-H or the soccer fields
  • Parking is limited - carpool, walk, ride, or watch at a friend's place
  • Remember your lawn chairs and blankets
  • If you are a nearby resident of this location, we wish to notify you of this show in the case that you have livestock or other animals on your property. The show will be loud and could startle your animals.
  • In addition to noise, there will be high traffic and many pedestrians in this area. There is a possibility that members of the public may be parking near your residence.
  • If you have animals that get spooked, check click here for some tips and tricks on how to help your furry friends

Click the map below to see the larger version. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

  • CAT Rental Store
  • Progress Energy
  • Fort St. John Farmers Market
  • Save on Foods
  • the Government of Canada & Canadian Heritage

Thank you to our Event Partners:

  • Sound in Town
  • HSE Integrated Services
  • Girl Guides
  • NEAT
  • Evangel Chapel
  • FSJ North Peace Museum
  • Search & Rescue
  • Northern Dance & Theatre Society
  • FSJ Library
  • FSJ Classic Cruisers
  • Camp Sagitawa
  • OMARJEN Photography
  • Niki Hedges
  • Hearthbreak Acres
  • Adventure Smart
  • Ted Sloan
  • FSJ Fire Department
  • Eagle Vision
  • FSJ Multi Cultural Society
  • Larry Evans
  • FSJ Kin Club

Do you have a service that could enhance our festivities? Check out the partnership package form below or contact us at 250-785-4592 or e-mail recreation@fortstjohn.ca We are ALWAYS looking for more volunteers to host activities and games on Canada Day. Do you or your organization want to contribute to the 2017 celebrations? Contact us at 250-785-4592 or e-mail recreation@fortstjohn.ca

Questions or Comments?

Contact: Community Services
Phone: 250.785.4592